WHILE IT IS true that the criminal prohibition of marijuana has failed to protect our kids and communities, that doesn’t necessarily justify completely legalizing its recreational use.
Bill Blair is the man appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau to manage the government’s legislation, and the words I used in the first line are his. He has some significant background on the issue, having served as the police chief of Canada’s largest city.
I had the privilege of meeting Blair in Toronto two years ago when I was at a convention and he was the guest speaker. In talking with him, I sensed a man committed to whatever he might be tasked with, and at that time, he was just finished his term as Chief.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.